Re: Disadvantages of having /tmp as a symlink
Al Nikolov wrote:
I believe than approach with mounting a tmpfs (with max size you need and
restricted only by your virtual memory size) to /tmp is more flexible and
don't interferes with policy issues.
Depends on why you want /tmp as a symlink; on my laptop, I use loop-aes
to encrypt anything that isn't part of the core system -- e.g., /tmp,
/var, /home, and so on. That way, the only data a thief will get is my
more-or-less stock Debian system, whereas all my personal files are
protected by AES, and optionally, GPG.
Then again, my swap is also encrypted, so it's not such a bad idea --
I'll see if having a loop-encrypted swap will piss off tmpfs to any
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